Maison Cardinal

Five bedroom villa, once the home of Cardinals, in town, in Villeneuve les Avignon.

Provence/France Villa 12

Maison Cardinal is a fully refurbished residence where church cardinals once lived in Villeneuve les Avignon. Today, the house contains fine modern accoutrements and amenities, making a luxurious French getaway destination for discerning travelers. You will also find the famous historical site, the Pope’s Palace, within easy reach of this villa.

The swimming pool is nestled within a cozy of nook of an impressive, pristinely manicured garden. During your stay, you will have access to a shared night lit tennis court and a beautiful fifteen acre park. Inside, the well stocked wine cellar is sure to be popular with oenophiles. You can also watch your favorite film on the home entertainment system with Hi-Fi sound. Wi-Fi access, bi-weekly housekeeping and baby equipment are also included.

The red couches in the living area against the backdrop of the white vaulted ceilings make a dramatic juxtaposition. The formal dining area beneath the interweaving archways makes a romantic spot to share any special announcements with your loved ones or entourage. The modern kitchen comes fully equipped with a breakfast table.

Six delightful bedrooms accommodate up to twelve guests at Le Viguier. Each of the bedrooms features an en-suite bathroom, and five of the bedrooms offer air conditioning. Three of the bathrooms have been fitted with Italian showers, while the master bedroom includes an office, a library and a safe.

A little further north of Avignon lies the historical town of Orange, where you can discover the ruins of the ancient Roman Theatre built under Emperor Augustus in the first century. Or you can go for a leisurely boat ride on the canals that pass through Isle Sur La Sorgue, just north of Cavaillon. For golfers, the lovely courses at Golf de Servanes and Golf de Pont Royal, perhaps the finest course in the region, are within close driving distance. At this villa, you will step into a world where the old and the new flawlessly coexist in an idyllic French pastoral setting.

There is an old train line near the property (500m) and the occasional freight train can be heard.

6 Bedrooms/6.5 Bathrooms


Ground Floor

Bedroom 1

  • King size bed (2 Twins pushed together), En-suite bathroom with shower, Electric heating (No air conditioning)

First Floor

Bedroom 2 - Master

  • King size bed (2 Twins pushed together), En-suite bathroom with bathtub, Air conditioning, Office, Library, Safe

Bedroom 3

  • Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with Italian shower, Air conditioning

Bedroom 4

  • King size bed (2 Twins pushed together), En-suite bathroom with Italian shower, Air conditioning

Bedroom 5

  • King size bed (2 Twins pushed together), En-suite bathroom with Italian shower, Air conditioning

Garden Room

Bedroom 6

  • King size bed (2 Twins pushed together), En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Access through the garden


  • Alarm system
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen:
    • Blender
    • Microwave
    • Toaster
    • Juicer
    • Refrigerator
    • Nespresso machine
    • Large electric oven
    • Dishwasher
  • Wine cellar
  • TV salon
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • iPod dock
  • Hi-Fi music system
  • Wi-FI access
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Fireplace
  • Baby equipment
  • Laundry facility
  • Ironing station


  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden
  • Shared tennis court (daytime and nighttime)
  • Fenced outside area
  • Access to 6 hectare park


  • Twice a week cleaning service – 4 hours/day

At Extra Cost – advance notice may be required:

  • Villa pre-stocking
  • Activities and excursions
  • Cook service
  • Cooking classes
  • Nespresso machine capsules – 1 month notice required
  • Late check in/out fee

Gratuity not included in rental rate– tip is to be paid onsite


  • Maximum 12 guests
  • Children welcome
  • Non-smoking villa
  • Pets not permitted
  • Check-in: 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Check-out: 10am


Points of Interest:

  • Located in the heart of historic Villeneuve les Avignon
  • 10 minute walk to center of town for shopping and restaurants
  • 5 km to Avignon city center:
    • Restaurants
    • Banks
    • Bakery
    • Grocery stores
    • Cafes
    • TGV train station
  • 10 km to A9 highway
  • 10 km to Avignon - Caumont Airport
  • 60 km to Nimes-Garons airport
  • 90 km to Marseille-Marignane airport
  • 160 minute TGV train ride to Paris

Why we chose this villa for our portfolio-Pretty and historic home located in the heart of historic Villeneuve les Avignon

Property Type
  • Within walking distance of a village
  • Outdoor pool


Refundable security deposit: 2,000 Euros


55% of rental


Most of year



Prices include all taxes, agency fees, foreign exchange fees, and credit card fees.

2017 Prices

Feb 11 - May 26 $6,515 Weekly

May 27 - Jun 30 $8,299 Weekly

Jul 01 - Sep 01 $10,085 Weekly

Sep 02 - Sep 29 $8,299 Weekly

Sep 30 - Dec 31 $6,515 Weekly


The Villa of our Dreams

Amanda S.  October 21, 2015

We loved this villa! All of the bedrooms were lovely, comfortable beds, quality linens, and superb ensuite bathrooms. The kitchen is the best stocked kitchen we have seen in a rental. The garden, where we spent most of our time is a miniature paradise. We loved our hosts, who were very friendly and provided excellent service attending to our every need if anything went wrong. They made us feel at home. The location was good for us as it was central to all the other sites in Provence that we wanted to see. And the ability to walk to shops and restaurants was a key criteria. We couldn't have asked for more. 10/10

A time to remember! 

Idemar M  October 24, 2014

Everything was just about perfect. The house, the owners with their hospitality and unlimited kindness. François and Veronique are ones of a very special kind. The location of the house is superb. Close to the main cities in Provence it showed to be a most perfect and pleasant place. We do recomend it! 10/10


Fatima Z  July 24, 2014

The villa is the perfect villa to stay at for a relaxing vacation. It is an antique maison with renovated and fully equipped bathrooms and kitchen, a gorgeous garden, and a large swimming pool. Ideal for any large group- it has various luxurious bedrooms, two fridges and deep freezer, large tables, two barbeque grills, and we were even provided with two cribs and two high chairs for the kids. Their attention to detail was impecable: Towels, soap, shampoo & hair dryers in every bathroom, towels & grill at the pool house, AC, wifi, T.V., and a kitchen with everything you need (nespresso & regular coffee machine, toaster, blender, all tools for cooking and plenty of plates and silverware). The villa is located at Villeneuve-dez-Avignon- a charming little town with cute coffee shops, restaurants and antique stores- which is at walking distance. Beautiful cities to visit nearby- Avignon, Uzes (Pont du Gard), Orange, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Nimmes, Aix-en-Provence, Marseilles, etc. 10/10

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